Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath claimed RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin is due for a medical at the Championship outfit.
Augustin is expected to sign with Marcelo Bielsa’s side on loan for the remainder of the campaign, after parent club Leipzig and French Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco agreed to terminate his one-season deal with Les Monegasques over the weekend.
Whites boss Bielsa is believed to have personally contacted Augustin to convince the French forward of a move to the English second-tier, after the Elland Road outfit began targeting the European market for our next striker having seen approaches for players already in the country knocked back.
Leipzig were open to calling time on Augustin’s spell in the Principality, as the 22-year-old had only been awarded two starts and a further eight outings from the Monaco bench in Ligue 1 this term.
Augustin’s sparse appearances – playing a total of 262 minutes in the French top-flight – has seen the Paris-born striker struggle, with the forward failing to score any league goals over his ten outings.
Leeds are due to welcome Augustin to the club’s facilities on Monday to carry out his medical and finalise the paperwork of his temporary transfer, which could include an option to buy.
Will Augustin fire the club into the Premier League?
Securing the former U21 international’s signature would be a sizeable coup for the club, as Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion, OGC Nice and St. Etienne also courted Augustin.
Further reports over the weekend by The Athletic’s Phil Hay indicated that Augustin was happy with what had been offered to him during negotiations with United, and that ‘all the right noises’ were being made – giving hope that a deal could soon be completed.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to claims of Augustin being due for a medical…
@slewisEST19XX the missing piece
— Calum Hatton (@CalumLUFC) January 26, 2020
That’s because when bielsa speak you shall bow
— Paul Bullimore (@bullimore41) January 26, 2020
Wouldn’t have thought it was too difficult a decision for him to come to Leeds.
— JT1919💙💛 (@JohnmjtJt1919) January 26, 2020
— joe (@86josepharmour) January 26, 2020
Sweet!🙂 Get him back to his best form & think he’ll be lethal in the Championship.
— 1919 – Bielsa 💙💛 (@aclr1972) January 26, 2020
Ayling at the back Augustin in attack Leeds are going the premier league!!!
— Alex Buckley (@Alexbuckley__) January 26, 2020
Tutelage under Marcelo Bielsa is all the pulling power one needs💙💛💙💛
— Channi Patel💙💛 (@ChanniPatel) January 26, 2020
— GazLUFC (@GazLUFC03) January 26, 2020
— Daniel Wood (@danielwood100) January 26, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a prominent pundit has urged Bielsa to axe a first-team mainstay to avoid the £10m man growing complacent.